Manic is the only word to describe Blurb HQ this week as we put the finishing touches on a release we’re calling Black Sabbath because (false humility aside) in the immortal words of Ozzy, this one’s gonna blow some minds.
But the pre-release Blurberati buzz hit new heights yesterday as we celebrated another Chocolate Utopia Day. This time the shameless binge on premium chocolate came with rigorous feedback tools for continuous improvement of chocolate intake processes … that’s right, we filled out chocolate review forms, because we take our candy very seriously.
So what are the results? Drumroll please: CocoaBella’s toffee and Vosges’ Wink of the Rabbit caramels are the clear winners. One engineer declared the unbroken slabs of CocoaBella ginger chocolate “impressive, but unapproachable,” while an UI designer and sometime wine-taster sniffed that Charles Chocolate was initially pleasing, “but they didn’t finish well.” Charles Chocolate’s filled hearts stirred up controversy among those who felt that mojito filling was taking the whole cordial concept too far, and early adopters who consider Recchiuti’s classic champagne truffles the candy equivalent of Windows: overdue for a update.
If you want in on the chocolate buzz, check out the fudge recipe on page 15 (the last page of the Book Preview) of Camille’s Christmas Treasures: Candies – Chocolates – Cookies – Cranberries – love that scrumptious photography by Blurbarian Thad Sheely. Got any other chocolate serving suggestions for us? Do tell…